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Old 09-11-2015, 12:32 PM
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Pick them up locally and save the transfer fee. $20


http://www.tacticalmachining.com/100-receivers.html
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You should have no trouble building a nice weapon for under $650.

Spending 3x that will not gain you .25 MOA at the range. Get a decent barrel and trigger and the rest is window dressing.

Need help PM me, I have built a few...

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Old 09-11-2015, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by rdmallory View Post
Pick them up locally and save the transfer fee. $20


http://www.tacticalmachining.com/100-receivers.html
Good folks.

You should have no trouble building a nice weapon for under $650.

Spending 3x that will not gain you .25 MOA at the range. Get a decent barrel and trigger and the rest is window dressing.

Need help PM me, I have built a few...

Doug
This - put your money in the trigger and barrel first, the rest is semantics (ex optics of course)
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Old 09-11-2015, 01:09 PM
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This place is simply "Awesome"....
I have sent my son all the web-sites and we are doing some research together which is really cool. He somehow logged into my desk top, than we used some site he uses that allowed us to talk to one another real time and search all the sites together at the same time, even though he's on a different continent! Internet is an unbelievable invention. I'm so glad Al Gore invented it.

Several guys working near him that served in the Israeli secrete police accd to my son, told him the exact same thing some of you said, barrel than trigger purchase first, in that order. Everything else is window dressing I guess.

No optics, I still use iron sites on all my other long guns, 30-06, 30-30, Rem 770, all iron sites. no fun for me at least with a scope, but that's me. If my son wants optics he can take care of that, he makes the big bucks....

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Originally Posted by rdmallory View Post
Pick them up locally and save the transfer fee. $20


http://www.tacticalmachining.com/100-receivers.html
Good folks.

You should have no trouble building a nice weapon for under $650.

Spending 3x that will not gain you .25 MOA at the range. Get a decent barrel and trigger and the rest is window dressing.

Need help PM me, I have built a few...

Doug

I bought 5 Tactical Machining lowers several years ago and built three of them for me and my two boys. They have sequential three digit serial numbers. Great guns, one of which I carry at work.

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Just received this.....

http://www.cdnnsports.com/email-spec...bull-1in8.html


Tactical Machining makes lowers for a lot of different contractors. It is worth the trip just to see their shop.

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Old 09-12-2015, 10:45 AM
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I've been wanting to add an AR. This thread got me thinking about it again. I'm not interested in spending $1500 or even a thousand. I've always liked Ruger and S & W and I narrowed it down to the 2 mentioned earlier.

Does it matter which one I get? Both the S&W Sporter and the Ruger AR-556 are $699 at our local Gander Mt.

The DPMS is $100 less, and my bro in law has one, but there's no sights on it. I'm not big into modding stuff and will likely just keep it open sights. If I miss I've got 29 more tries.

If I need to go into sniper mode I've got a 30.06 with a 14x Nikon for that.
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Old 09-12-2015, 05:20 PM
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IMHO, there is not much difference in most of them.

The S&W will have a little better resale but it is just the name.

I wonder if I can talk Tactical Machining to put the Yeti name on a lower.
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Old 09-13-2015, 09:39 AM
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Just talked with a buddy who got a Wally World close out Bushmaster carbine for $729. He just bought it last week. Apparently they are going fast but might be worth a check. If it were me, I'd also look at Rock River and Wyndham Weaponry (The old Bushmaster crowd). JMHO.
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Originally Posted by baypro21 View Post
Does it matter which one I get? Both the S&W Sporter and the Ruger AR-556 are $699 at our local Gander Mt.
Thats a bit higher than I have been seeing around here for either of them. At least $100 too high. Shop around some more. I think you can easily beat those prices your seeing at Gander mountain

Not really a lot of difference but I like the Ruger just slightly over the S&W offering right now. The grip on the Ruger is a bit more comfortable. And the Ruger uses a milled out quick connect hole in the front instead of a sling loop so it is a bit more versatile up there. I have both but my S&W is the Tactical model. I only paid $530 plus tax for the Ruger a few months back.
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:24 PM
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Get this and a $50 lower receiver.

http://www.surplusammo.com/saa-budge...ower-receiver/
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:25 PM
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I just built my first AR from AeroPrecision parts. They machine a bunch of other company's uppers and lowers. Unmatched quality.

http://aeroprecisionusa.com
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Gonna bring up an older thread. I got an email about this complete AR-15 for sale. Someone may be interested. The sales usually last about a week.

http://aeroprecisionusa.com/aero-ac-...eid=e558d9cb07
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Locally, the independent shops can't keep the Ruger AR-556 in stock. Gander has it in stock for $700. I'm on the call list when a local shop gets them in again. They're supposed to get 4 this week, we'll see. They are $620. I see them online for less and maybe I'll order one if the local guy doesn't come thru within a few weeks. I'd rather buy local.
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You will never beat the quality of an Aeroprecision product.
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Originally Posted by RipTideBBQ View Post
You will never beat the quality of an Aeroprecision product.
Thank you very much for your posts, info, and recommendations. I will certainly look into all your suggestions!
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Originally Posted by RipTideBBQ View Post
You will never beat the quality of an Aeroprecision product.
Do you mean for the price or overall, regardless of price?
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What determines the quality of an AR? Is it simply tighter tolerances and no sloppiness anywhere? Do cheaper AR's even have sloppiness? Does quality have anything to do with direct impingement vs. piston? That seems like preference to me since the cheaper of the two is battle proven over millions of rounds. I understand direct requires more cleaning but I seriously doubt piston owners clean any less than direct owners, it's a hobby.

I've watched all the you tube vids on the AR-556. Nobody has anything bad to say. One guy put 1000 rounds right out of the box without cleaning and had no jams. For $620 I'm gunna try one. As I learn and shoot more maybe I'll buy a $2500 AR. I don't see the point in starting that high when a proven, cheaper model is available.
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Originally Posted by baypro21 View Post
What determines the quality of an AR? Is it simply tighter tolerances and no sloppiness anywhere? Do cheaper AR's even have sloppiness? Does quality have anything to do with direct impingement vs. piston? That seems like preference to me since the cheaper of the two is battle proven over millions of rounds. I understand direct requires more cleaning but I seriously doubt piston owners clean any less than direct owners, it's a hobby.

I've watched all the you tube vids on the AR-556. Nobody has anything bad to say. One guy put 1000 rounds right out of the box without cleaning and had no jams. For $620 I'm gunna try one. As I learn and shoot more maybe I'll buy a $2500 AR. I don't see the point in starting that high when a proven, cheaper model is available.
I wouldn't buy a $2,500 AR. I would buy a custom bolt action in 223 with that money. You can swap your "cheap" barrel for a more expensive one and dramatically improve the "cheap" AR......after you drop in a better trigger and mount some quality glass. What are you going to use the AR for? Hunting, plinking, HD?
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